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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Learn ten powerful teamwork tools for parenting your strong-willed child.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come and explore a wonderful Slavic tradition with us! Not only you will overcome the fear of thunder, but you will also leave with happiness and joy in your heart. Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco will be presented and "clay" cakes will be made in this story time.

This program is presented by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the UIUC.

For families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join the Big Grove Cello Ensemble for a lovely and varied program of classical music written and arranged for multiple cellos.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Description
Library staff will share books by favorite authors for students in kindergarten and first grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Library staff will share books by favorite authors for students in second and third grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Library staff will share books by favorite authors for students in fourth and fifth grade.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come to Cherry Alley to get your bike all decorated for the First Friday fun in downtown Urbana! We will have all kinds of decorations to spruce up your ride. This is for all ages and all bikes!

The Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for this First Friday event.
Location
Cherry Alley
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Let's celebrate moms on their special day with stories and songs. You'll also make a special card for you to give to your mother.

For children ages 2 and up and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, come sharpen your superhero skills. Save the city, lift weights with ease, and pick your own free comic! Come in costume to show off your superhero style!
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meeting for the Girl Scouts Troop 2209
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join yoga instructor Josie Heck for 30 minutes of relaxing and bonding yoga with your baby. Please bring a towel or blanket.

For parents and caregivers.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
We are here to connect you with local resources on healthcare, housing, immigration, legal assistance, education, employment issues, food and clothing assistance, childcare, and mental health. Our services are free and confidential.

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us for music, movement, and fun with Ms. Teresa.

For children birth through 5 years old and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

Connections Café is brought to you by a number of collaborative organizations with the mission of making a difference in the community: Age Friendly Champaign-Urbana, Clark-Lindsey, Family Service, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Synergy Home Care.

Phone: 217-239-5201
Website: www.clark-lindsey.com/connections-cafe

Location: The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come with your children to listen to storytelling in English and Spanish, enjoy traditional songs, and make a craft!

Vengan con sus niños a escuchar la narración del libro en inglés y español, disfrutar canciones tradicionales, y hacer una manualidad!

This program is presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.

Presentado por el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CLACS), Universidad de Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.

Para niños de todas las edades y sus familias.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Enjoy the creative artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display in Children's Services May 14-26.

For more information, visit Hua Nian Art Studio.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come enjoy klezmer music--known as the mournfully happy music of the Jewish diaspora. Clarinetist Sol Baer will be joined by Frances Harris, Sam Gingher, Derick Cordoba, and Rob Sweedler.

UFLive! concerts are generously sponsored by The Urbana Free Library Foundation and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Bring your imagination and creativity and join local artist Nika Lucks to make your own book to take home.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 and up; 7 and under with a caregiver.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library